|Directed by||:||Zack Snyder||Produced by||:||Charles Roven, Deborah Snyder, Jon Berg, Geoff Johns||Story by||:||Chris Terrio, Zack Snyder||Starring||:||Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher||Production company||:||DC Films, RatPac Entertainment, Atlas Entertainment||Country||:||United States|
Finally, after many years of waiting, fans are getting their first live-action adaptation of the Justice League with some of their favorite characters. Superman (Henry Cavill) is dead and now the world is terrified at the prospect of an alien invasion ever since the end of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” With these fears mounting, Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) search for other metahumans — superpowered beings — to help them protect the world from destruction. “Justice League” introduces a few characters to create a generic action film that tries to do too much at once by focusing on each character and not getting the team together soon enough.
Batman and Wonder Woman become aware of an army of parademons led by Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds) that are preparing to destroy Earth with alien tools called mother boxes that look like floating boxes with random lines shining off them. Batman and Wonder Woman desperately try to recruit any metahumans they know of. Flash (Ezra Miller) and Cyborg (Ray Fisher) join the other two to stop Steppenwolf and save the world.
Like previous DC films, “Justice League” tries to build its universe up too much. The film involves the formal introductions of the metahumans Flash, Cyborg and Aquaman. A brief explanation of the mother boxes and their abilities is given to try and make the audience care about them. The only abilities of the mother boxes appear to be teleporting with them and putting them all together to release a large energy burst that can destroy worlds. The city of Atlantis and the island of Themyscira are also crammed in for small segments of the film and are never mentioned again. Some undercooked drama is also included between Cyborg and his father (Joe Morton) to establish part of the upcoming Cyborg movie and show how uncomfortable Cyborg is with his gifts.